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Resources and Activities

Welcome – here we share a range of hands-on teaching and learning units and fun activities that our Waitangi Education Team has created. We’ve also compiled some useful links from Te Ara, NZ History Online, and the National Library so you may delve deeper into the story of Waitangi, the place, and Waitangi, Te Tiriti/The Treaty, and our nation’s history.

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Learning Resources

Our Education team has created a variety of hands-on teaching and learning resources to support teachers and students, both at school and at home.

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Whānau Fun

Try some fun hands-on activities and whānau challenges/ngā wero ā-whānau at home. We take our inspiration for activities from Waitangi’s unique natural beauty, culture and history, and the special taonga (treasures) found at Waitangi Treaty Grounds.


Digital Learning Resources

Our Raranga Matihiko team have been working hard along with partner museums to create online resources for students. Here you will find our tutorials for students to apply their digital skills across different educational topics using a variety of apps and programmes. Come back regularly for updates!


Waitangi - What Really Happened?

Bring history to life and watch this visual interpretation of the events leading up to, and including, the initial signing on the 6th February 1840.


Important Documents

Learn more about the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the important events and documents leading up to the signing.


Significant People

Do you know Hongi Hika from Hōne Heke?

A selection of key Māori & European figures associated with the making of the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi

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First Encounters

Discover navigators and explorers, explore first meetings between different peoples and learn more about immigration to Aotearoa New Zealand




Heroic Warriors & Soldiers

Learn more about the Māori involvement in conflict  during the New Zealand Wars and in international conflicts overseas